Issue 186/7

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK - established 1934.                                                            Sep/Oct 2015.

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New Eight Berth Caravan For Hire, White Acres, Newquay, Cornwall  

The caravan is sited on this 5 star award winning holiday complex which is also one of the top coarse angling centres in the country comprising 15 lakes.

 Open from March to November inclusive.

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River Monsters

Thanks to the VAC members who provided the pictures below. We have two very different fish from two very different venues.

First we have Steve Saddington with this enormous chub of 8.04 from a VAC stretch of the Ouse. It was worthy of a Korum Cup 100 award from the Angler's Mail and came after landing chub of 4.04 and 5.06.

Next we have Richard Denney who is probably still smiling after landing this super looking Mirror from Marford. It went a whopping 16.10. Many visitors to Marfod see these big carp cruise by but these old wise fish have seen it all before and not often landed.
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Jack is back

The VAC are proud to announce that, following new negotiations with Hadley Wood Piscatorial Society (HAPS), VAC members once again have full access to the day-ticket section of Jack's Lake in Hadley Wood, Cockfosters.

For news on VAC venues we now provide guest access to the fishery reports on our members-only forum.  

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: The VAC is now accepting new membership applications for season 2015-16. Click the Subscriptions button above. .


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Guest Tickets. Always a popular way to introduce your pals to the VAC. And now two bits of good news; during Winter months the price is reduced by 50% to just 3.50 per day and you can now also pick up tickets from Colney Tackle, London Colney. All guests must be accompanied by a full member. Later in 2015 we hope to have guest tickets available for on-line purchase with payment via PayPal.


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VAC members, on production of their club card, can fish for no charge subject to conditions. See VAC fisheries page for details.


VAC members can fish The Tring Anglers stretch of the Aylesbury Arm as part of a water share agreement.

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Your Contribution

A reminder that the Webmaster welcomes your contributions. Happy to receive your photos of  VAC venues, rainbows, kingfishers or unicorns. Doesn't have to be a fish

Andrew Taylor has been exploring the Lea Relief channel (part of the Fishers Green consortium) and rewarded with great catches like these bream to 9lb.

Andy Zneimer has been after this double-figure ghost koi at Marford for some time so he was particularly please to land it at last - meat over hemp proved successful

Nice to see young anglers getting results like this 4.07 barbel, landed at Marford by Reece Carn

Not such a river monster. This greedy gudgeon didn't want to miss a morsel and ended up getting wedged!!

Steve Burfoot is back again with another super carp. Landed using a 16m pole and pellets at Riverside it went 10.07. and was one of 35 carp landed that day.




Verulam Angling Centre


VAC bailiff Terry Field is the the owner of the Verulam Angling tackle shop in St Albans. Situated at 219, Hatfield Road, directly opposite the Morrison's store.

Pop in or call Terry on 01727 861777

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